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Wednesday, August 7 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
61a. Effective Programs to Achieve Skill Acquisition with Optimal Outcomes for Older Learners with Significant Developmental Delays - Room 107

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Note: This session takes place during the first half of the afternoon instruction period. Please also select a session (labeled B) to fill the second half of the afternoon.
This session will review organizational classroom techniques as well as methods of instruction for older learners with a significant developmental delay in a high school setting. Verbal behavior as well as daily living skills are taught through various methods: a material sort with functional items, manding (with learners that started without a response form or any functional mands), natural environment teaching, big 6+6 fluency program and behavioral interventions. It is important to teach meaningful skills well however organization of materials and staff training is critical piece that will be presented as well. The school day should occur with maximum instructional time and conducted in an efficient manner in order to get the most instruction into the day of students that have limited skills and are near the end of their public school education. Credits: Act 48, SW, Psych, PT, OT, BACB

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Lori Chamberlain

Educational Consultant, BCBA, PaTTAN
Lori currently works as an educational consultant with Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and works primarily with the Autism Initiative. She is a board certified behavior analyst. She has worked in the educational field for twenty-three years. As an elementary... Read More →

Kara Vollmer

Kara Vollmer has been an elementary special education teacher in the St. Marys Area School District for the last ten years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with... Read More →

Laura Auman

After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in special education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2010, Laura began working as an autistic support teacher in an alternative education setting at Custer City Private School. There she worked with students with severe emotional... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT